Three Bucs Ruled Out For Sunday; Jameis Ready

December 13th, 2019

UPDATED: 1:56 p.m.

Jameis Winston is “ready to go,” Bucco Bruce Arians said today. He was throwing real footballs with his busted thumb today at Bucs practice, versus the tennis balls he was hurling yesterday.

Donovan Smith, however, remained on the practice sidelines with his ankle and knee issues. He’ll be a game day decision, per Arians.

Definitely out are defensive tackle DT Beau Allen, Mike Evans and rookie DE/LB Anthony Nelson.

No Allen should up the reps for Vita Vea, who typically is a part-timer.

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41 Responses to “Three Bucs Ruled Out For Sunday; Jameis Ready”

  1. Robert Says:

    he should stick with tennis balls.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    D Smith will at least start the game Sunday to keep his streak alive… heard it here first….

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    i would sit both….

    but i dont get paid the bucks….lol…

    would hate for JW to pull a patrick mahommes…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Adrnagy Says:

    Joe burrow will be 24yrs old in his rookie nfl season. Jameis next month will be 26.
    I would see how he throws the 1st quarter and hopefully we jump ahead quick that we can run the ball and the defense can light it out and sit the franchise.

  5. Craig Says:

    I have heard so much BS about the league being all about player safety. If that is true, Jameis should sit.

    Sounds like a good excuse for seeing what Ryan Griffin can do a a couple of meaningless games. Maybe a bank truck will end up at his door.

  6. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Janoris Jenkins was cut. PICK HIM UP EXPEDITIOUSLY

  7. #1bucfan Says:

    Would Jenkins be worth it. Idk how he has done this season ?

  8. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    He had 4 picks and 14 pass defended. We need him

  9. Mort Says:

    Jenkins is garbage. Just because you’ve heard of him doesn’t make him good. He isn’t.

  10. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    It has nothing to do with knowing his name I just put up some of his stats for this year. You’re nuts if you don’t think he can help that secondary.

  11. bucsfaninchina Says:


    Plenty of evidence piled up against your expert assessment that he is “garbage”. His tard-loving self was on a hot garbage squad.

    45 – 27th

    4 – 2nd

    71 – 15th

    38 – 31st

  12. 74 Bucs fan Says:

    Good news is that Alex Cappa is not listed.

  13. 813bucboi Says:

    jenkins is good….

    but let the young DBs develop….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Our current secondary has 5 picks combined

  15. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Our young secondary needs a vet!

  16. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    “Jenkins is good but…” Like wtf if he’s good then get him

  17. Robert Says:

    well, at least if jw plays maybe we won’t have to worry about next year 🙂

  18. Eric Says:

    Go Jameis.

    Have a chance to lead the league in TDS and Yards.

    I don’t think any buc QB has ever done either.

  19. 813bucboi Says:

    we need a vet at FS to get whitehead and the CBs in the right position…..

    CBs are fine….they’ll get better with experience….

    they wont get better sitting on the bench behind JJ…..

    antonio brown is very good….should we good get him too since ME13 is out?….

    no…let watson develop….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  20. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Bro what are you talking about??? Antonio brown is a whole different story. Stop trying to make connections that aint there. I can count on two fingers how many corners the bucs developed.

  21. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    And im talking about for the future. ME13 is obviously coming back next year and were not going anywhere this year

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    74 Thanks for pointing that out. That is good news.

    Scotty Miller isn’t listed either. Good opportunity for him this week.

  23. JimmyJack Says:

    Guys yes we need a veteran corner. I think we can all agree on that.

    But just cause one good one gets cut doesn’t mean you should kneejerk sign him. That’s stupid rationale.

    Don’t you think this team maybe has a plan for that position? Maybe Jenkins is a guy they are targeting. If so OK. Bring him in. But maybe there are 2-3 names they want even more that are set to become free agents when the dinner bell rings. If that’s the case signing Jenkins makes no sense.

    You gotta let the process play out rather then overreact with any and every name that becomes available…….Otherwise you get people jumping off the skyway cause we didn’t trade for Caluas Campbell only to find out we are trading for JPP as you plummet to the Bay.

  24. TampaTown Says:

    Hopefully we can get up early in this game then Jameis can give way to RG4 in the second half and rest his thumb for the Texans. Or maybe I just have visions of sugar plums dancing in my head.

  25. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Bucs fans are insane and accustomed to losing. Knee jerk reaction…please. I hope we have alot of knee jerk reactions this offseason

  26. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    When it comes to O line and secondary

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m confused……, if it’s a meaningless game……why suggest playing RG4 & picking up Jenkins?
    I realized they are separate posts……so why not let your rookies play out the season and if Jameis is healthy, let him play. After all, he’s being “evaluated”

    As far as safety, I think you have to rule out Justin Evans before you decide.

    In the draft, I’m looking for a starting RT…..and a starting DE or DT……and a RB….the rest for depth.

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And, why on earth was that post moderated?

  29. donuts Says:

    Jenkins is on the wrong side of 30 for NFL standards. In addition, we are not in a playoff push so it does not make sense to spend money on a rental.

  30. TexBuc Says:

    This game is not meaningless to the Texas Buccaneers Fan Associations. I want a 4 game winning streak, then a a 5 game, and then a 6 game winning streak. I would like to see us finish 9-7.

    Signed Texas Buccaneers Fan Association’s only member

  31. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Im talking about picking up Jenkins for next year

  32. donuts Says:

    With no LT in this game, I predict Winston is shelved at the half especially if the points gap reaches 17+

  33. TampaBay AllDay Says:

    Of course the rookies should play out the rest of the year

  34. Adrnagy Says:

    Watson, Howard, perriman should take advantage. Miller not sure.

  35. Allbuccedup Says:

    Even if Winston throws a couple of picks it won’t matter the lions stink.

  36. Defense Rules Says:

    TampaBay AllDay … I agree with you about Jenkins, but of course he wouldn’t help us this year. He’s injured. His contract with the Giants calls for him to make an average of $12.5 mil per year (2016 through 2020). No way the Bucs could foot a bill like that for even a veteran CB, but he might play for say $8 mil a year for 3 years which is doable for us. Never know unless you ask.

    Reports say that Giants let him go because he got into a Twitter exchange with a ‘Giants fan’ and it didn’t end pleasantly. He wasn’t apologetic apparently, but he also wasn’t upset about getting released (‘Best news ever’ he Tweeted).

    Still, he’s got maybe 3 productive years left (he’s 31) and with 4 INTs & 14 PDs in 13 games this year that seems to be some very good productivity for a CB.

  37. TexBuc Says:

    Don’t need no washed up has been DB who is still smoking from being burnt by Mike Evans earlier this year.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Janoris Jenkins is not worth picking up.

  39. orlbucfan Says:

    Someone will have to hit Jameis over the head with a 2X4 to keep him on the bench Sunday.

  40. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Jenkins Should he picked up and converted to a receiver. Could reduce in some positive plays that he throws to DBs. There looks to be some serious upside in picking up Jenkins.

  41. BucHead588 Says:

    They are not going to pick up Jenkins were not playing for playoffs an all he does is take reps from Dean an SMB